Rainbow Mountain

On the last morning, Thomas and Eitan left at 4:00 am for the Rainbow Mountain tour.  It was a few hour drive on a very bumpy road until we stopped at a little hut in the middle of nowhere for breakfast. After some oatmeal and fruit, we continue for about an hour until we got …

The Incan Sacred Valley: Part 2

Our second day in the Sacred Valley started with a visit to Pisac, which is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which is atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. After we parked, Thomas could not control his souvenir shopping urge once again… The Inca constructed agricultural terraces…

Cusco – The Search For Baby Llamas

It’s been a while since we came back from Peru, but I finally got some time to work on the blog! We arrived in Lima to just spend the night and meet up with Hanna and Thomas who were brave to join us on this very packed itinerary. We did have a sightseeing day in…

Bogota

Many people warned us that we should not visit Bogota, but we still wanted to give it a chance and see for ourselves. We arrived at night and went straight to the famous restaurant Andres Carne De Res, this craziness of restaurant inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, where each floor is uniquely decored from…

Wax Palms – The Valle De Cocora

One of the most beautiful activities you can do in Colombia is the hike around the Cocora Valley. In order to get to the Valley area, travelers meet in the main plaza to jump into a jeep for a bumpy ride! This is Colombia, so seatbelts are not required! The ride is about 30 minutes…

San Bernardo Islands And The Floating Hostel

We continue the  Colombian adventure with a trip to the San Bernardo Islands, located at the Gulf of Morrosquillo in the Caribbean sea. We walked from the Cartagena hotel to the marina area, where a fast boat takes you on a 3-hour ride to these islands. We passed several other amazing paradisiac islands. We finally…

Medellin – The Escobar Story

If you heard of Pablo Escobar, if you watched the Netflix show “Nacros”, or if you want to learn about the bloody chapter in Colombia’s history, this will be a post you might enjoy reading. This is a very controversial topic, and many people are against this type of tourism in Colombia (for a good…

Guatape – The Most Colourful Town In Colombia

We visited the beautiful country of Colombia (not Columbia, the place in the U.S.) back in October but never got to write about it in the blog! So this is our first post. Eitan went to a bachelor party in Colombia with his friends and Sarah was able to join him after to travel around…

The Mayans – Palenque Chapter

On the last day of our Chiapas adventure, we visited the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Our hotel was a short car ride to the entrance of the ruins. Our driver, Abel, dropped us off and waited on the parking lot until we were done. A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period,…

The Mayans – Tonina Chapter

There are dozens of Mayan archaeological sites in Chiapas, some are still undiscovered and some have just been recently opened to the public (and tourists do not visit them much). One of these hidden gems is the Mayan city of Tonina, about 13 Km east of the town of Ocosingo. The site includes several temple-pyramids…

The Waterfalls: Misol Ha & Agua Azul

Close to the Lacandon jungle and the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, dozens of waterfalls are part of the landscape. The drive from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque takes about 5 hours of very windy roads through the jungle. Every single person, we talked to recommended that we do not drive…

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 2

We continue our Chiapas adventure with the second part of San Cristobal De Las Casas Sightseeing. We had a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on our last day at this beautiful town. We walked to the main church in the town. The Guadalupe Church was built on top of the hill in 1834….

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 1

Hello our dear 3 readers,  we took a break from the blog but now we are back with full force ready to report on trips to Iceland, Mexico, and Nashville.  Let’s start with our most recent trip to the state of Chiapas in the south-east part of Mexico.  We needed to go to Mexico City…

Albuquerque

Our last day in New Mexico was a quick one, partly because we did not have a lot of time until we needed to go to the airport, but mostly because there is nothing to do there anyway. Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination…

Tent Rocks

When we travel to a city, we try to find a nice outdoors activity for a day.  This country offers so much beautiful natural landscapes, mostly unknown, that would be a shame to miss out. We drove a couple hours to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to…

The Fjords

Today we travel from Bergen to Oslo passing through the Fjords, one of the world’s natural wonders. Most tourists choose to travel this route using the very well known “Norway In A Nutshell” tour, which is more like a package of pre-booked public transportation tickets. This tour package comes with a cost premium, so with…

Happy Constitution Day, Bergen!!!

Our flight to Bergen arrived really late, but we were still able to see the mighty Norwegian Fjords from the air. We were so lucky to choose the hostel right above the loudest hostel in the city so since we couldn’t sleep we walked around to see the excitement but didn’t last long because we…

Stockholm Part 3: Opa Gamla Stan!

On the third day in the beautiful city of Stockholm, we woke up early to visit the palace located in the old town, also known as Gamla Stan. The old town was a few minutes walk from our hotel, passing by beautiful old cobblestone  streets. We arrived at the Royal Palace and started our visit…

Stockholm Part 2: The Vasa and Beyond

And we are off with the second day in Stockholm waking up early to take one of the ferries to the museum island (Durjgarden). We decided to only take a One-Way ticket and walk back. The ride takes about 15 minutes of pure pleasure while we navigated the channels on this beautiful day. Our first…

The Life Outside The Strip: Red Rocks

On our last day (or what we thought was going to be our last day) we stopped on the famous Las Vegas billboard sign. There was a huuuge line to get a picture of it, but if you go to the side and you don’t mind that the sign is not perfectly centered, then you can avoid…

Castelo De Vide

We met in the lobby where Sarah got teary as the reality hit that, of their 180-day trip, there were just two left. We departed before 9:30, stopping at a spot on the river with a view of Porto’s iron bridge where Sarah and Eitan shot one of their dancing videos. We continued on for…

Guimaraes

We headed to Guimaraes, a short drive away. It is regarded as the birth place of Portugal and this extensive history is reflected in the variety of national monuments and historic buildings found within the city. Largo Hill is to the north of the city and this area contains the most important historical monuments of Guimarães….

Port Wine Tasting

After that sardines lunch, we were ready for the second part of our Porto day! We walked with an Australian couple who had taken the tour to the meeting place for the 3:00 winery tour about port wine production that was to include lots of tasting. At the meeting place, we were greeted by a…

700 Year Old University

We then headed off to Coimbra, which was something more than 1½ hours away, another easy drive with ¾ of our party sleeping. Unfortunately, once the GPS got us to the “town center” of Coimbra, the place was totally nondescript with no indication where the cute part might be. Eventually, we drove to the university,…

African Hollywood

Back on the road again, with Sarah and Eitan providing scintillating company. We made a stop at the particularly photogenic Kasbah Taourirt. The el Glaoui clan controlled one of the major southern caravan routes to West Africa and were given extensive power by the French during colonial rule in exchange for keeping the southern tribes subdued….

The Sahara

Morocco is full of surprises. From Fez, we drove up into the mountains and through a town that looked as if it could be in the Alps, and then on to a forest filled with monkeys in the Ifrane National Park. Barbary Macaques are endangered monkeys found in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Due to deforestation of their…

Life In The Desert

Today we had a relaxing morning. Our hotel let us use the room until 3:00 pm when we had to go to the Safari (the perks of traveling in low season). We met up our fellow safari travelers at an office outside the fort with just a daypack with the camera gear, a flashlight and…